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Earlan357 Tuesday, April 20th, 2004
Period of
Product Use:
3 months25 of 26 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
just mechanical guns (98c, cocker)
Marker Setup: 2004 Extreme BKO, vapor valve, uni-mount, egg2, boomstick, CP grip reg, 68 HPA
Recommended
Upgrades:
vapor valve, high flow reg, and barrel
Strengths: inexpensive electro, fast
Weaknesses: barrel isn't bad but not great either
Review: I really wanted an e-frame for my cocker. When I saw that I could get a BKO for less than the cost of an e-blade, I started to research it. I sold my cocker and 3 days later my Bko arrived. After searching the forums and reading reviews I made sure I could handle any problem that might creep up. I mounted my tanks and hoses, set up the trigger, set the regs, and gassed her up...

Stock performance...
Holy crap this gun is sweet ! Light weight, compact, solid, and fast. Some people say this gun has a lot of recoil. Considering its light weight, the recoil isn't bad. Also, when shooting, the recoil kinda rocks the gun. With my trigger setup and uni-mount the rocking action helps me shoot faster. I don't know how to explain it, but I can shoot faster pulling the trigger than fanning it. It's almost like my finger stays still and the gun moves mack and forth. When walking the trigger I can outshoot my egg2 with z-board. I just love seeing a rope of paint streaming from the barrel. The stock regs are pretty good. I was getting +- 5 at the chrony. I got a little shootdown at high rof though. I haven't seen any fsdo but I clean the lpr and ram shaft after every day of play. Accuracy isn't bad with the stock barrel.

Upgrades...
I installed a vapor valve and CP grip reg. Now it runs at 210 psi. No more shootdown and +-3 at the chrony. The cocker threading made it really easy to find a cheap boomstick on Ebay.

Maintainence...
Unlike a mechanical marker where you can just drop some oil in the ASA and gas it up, you cant use any oil in an electro. Make sure you clean and lube the o-rings and solenoid gasket lightly with dow or white lithium to prevent leaks. This gun is reliable. If you take care of it, it will take care of you. Unlike a Tippmann, you can't just throw it in the back of your truck or throw it in a creek(I've done both). I can't stress the importance of keeping the orings and solenoid gasket lubed. If you leave them alone too long they will dry out, harden, and not seal as well. No marker (with the exception of a Tippmann) is maintainence free.
Conclusion: I'm glad I sold my cocker. That thing was a boat anchor compared to the BKO and the exposed pnumatics up front always made me nervous. With a uni-mount I can stay really tight and navigate the snake easilly with a 12 inch barrel. I give it a 10.
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
toothpastedog Tuesday, April 20th, 2004 | 3:56 pm PST
nice review, you said why it was good and not just that everyone should buy it cause it's the best and will kill all cockers. very nice review.
   

whistlebritches Wednesday, April 28th, 2004 | 5:48 pm PST
Great review, but a 2nds eblade that will work perfectly from planeteclipse.com is only $272, and is cheaper than a bko.
   

supra_man101 Thursday, July 8th, 2004 | 9:31 pm PST
just one question...is this vision?(not sounding "noobish".

   

toothpastedog Friday, July 9th, 2004 | 9:13 am PST
does the eclipse e blade have vision? no, only smart parts makes "vision " eye systems. the eblade does have an okay eye system though that work pretty damn well-only it isn't called vision ;-).
   

inflamez Thursday, July 22nd, 2004 | 2:16 pm PST
Where can i buy this gun online?
   

toothpastedog Monday, July 26th, 2004 | 5:24 pm PST
http://www.icdpaintball.com/_newsite_/products.asp

the new 2004 bko is better
   

penguins_r_kewl Thursday, September 23rd, 2004 | 7:25 pm PST
The BKO doesn't cycle fast enough to outshoot an egg with a z board...
   

toothpastedog Friday, September 24th, 2004 | 6:56 am PST
well... it is unlikely, but it could....
   

paintballqb15 Sunday, April 3rd, 2005 | 7:43 pm PST
im tired of people saying the stock barrel is a weakness, its stock. if the stock barrel was good then there would be no reason for aftermarket barrels
   

blueshifty Friday, June 30th, 2006 | 2:54 pm PST
The phenomenon you described when your gun bounces between your shoulder and finger causing it to fire is known to the paintball world as "bounce," and it's a bad thing.
   

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